Ambassadors in Bloomsbury Hotel

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Ambassadors in Bloomsbury Hotel

, London
4 star

Rooms: 101

12 Upper Woburn Place - London - England - WC1H 0HX - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 02076935410
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6/10
Not as central
Submitted by: Jen in 26/06/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Rooms were clean although very small and bed sheets were stained (surely they could have been bleached?!?!). Location was good but not as central as hoped for and as building work is currently going on at hotel we were woken up by drilling at 8:30 on Sunday morning :-(
4/10
Stay out of the basement rooms!
Submitted by: Mary in 10/03/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Other
My husband and I were given a basement room and we kept the window open during the night because it was warm and the rooms are not air conditioned. On the second night, someone climbed in through the window while we were sleeping and stole 250 British pounds and a credit card. The police responded to our call promptly and professionally; however, apart from allowing us to move to a room on an upper floor, the hotel staff did not seem concerned about the theft or our welfare. Our new room did not have a telephone, so we had to place calls at a pay phone in the lobby. Although the location is excellent, we will definitely not stay at this hotel again.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Ambassadors in Bloomsbury Hotel

Good from far but far from good

from jstevenh
I travel a lot, around the world, for business mostly. The website made this look like a very nice remodel of an old hotel. The reality was quite different.

The room was the smallest I have ever seen anywhere. When you exited from the right side of the bed your feet were in the bathroom. The bathroom was really just a shower with a sink and a toilet on the side. While sitting on the toilet your feet are in the shower. The shower was installed in such a way that you could not turn up the water over a certain temperature which meant I took almost cold showers for a week. In addition, there was no room to put anything in the bathroom or in the room in general.

The bed was comfortable but that is the only saving grace of this hotel. I left the hotel and moved to the Apex in town (highly recommended). Since I booked online I lost the amount I already spent on the last two nights but it was worth it. I was being joined by my partner at the end of the week and there was absolutely no way two adults could live in this room.

Loved it!

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a lovely Hotel! I just come back from my Honeymoon around Europe and London was our last place to visit. The Ambassadors Hotel is an excellent place to stay and its staff delivers the real professional and personal service, no robots! The rooms are all brand new, stylish, very quiet and modern with all the conforts, 24 hours room service, double glazed (in central London!) big LCD TV and even comlimentary WiFI!!
As soon as they learned we were on a honeymoon they surprised us with a bottle of wine in the room. The service was impeccable! The restaurant is pleasant and the food is delicious. Another surpirse, however, was waiting for us in the morning, the breakfast, a huge buffet with everything on it. I was a bit warried when I read the other comment and I was double surprised when I saw the rooms and experienced the hospitality. I even spoke to the Manager who nicly explained me the changes they made thouout the whole Hotel. I will visit the Ambassadors again and I reccomend it!

A big disappointment

from greeny_4
Looked very impressive and stylish on the website. Unfortunately its not finished. 2nd and 3rd floors are a building site with banging and drilling from 9 am to 6 pm 7 days a week. Carpets loose on main hotel stairs, lifts intermittently out of order. The bar was closed to residents for 2 nights we were there as there were private Xmas parties, the music from which went on until after midnight and could be heard on the 5th floor. No apologies made for this.
Room Ok, rather small for the price and nothing like the picture on the website. Comfortable and clean, but no storage space at all. However, bathroom was nice.
For the price I paid, average £121 per night, a very big disappointment.

ve Ever Stayed At In London

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have been going to England for over thirty years and we expect - unless one pays an absolute fortune - costly, small, not-very-good rooms in London. However, The Ambassadors' rooms have to be the worst we have ever encountered. Our one was so small that we had difficulty finding a spot to put our suitcases. Thinking that we might have just have been given a one-off room, we were shown another one. It was even smaller. The service also left a lot to be desired. We had to ask for two days before we received extra pillows and they were taken away the next day because the hotel was supposedly "fully booked". It then took another day before we again received extra pillows. When we attempted to use the in-room safe we found it was broken. Again, it took a number of calls before anyone came - and, in the end, it could not be repaired. Our first night was disturbed when we were awakened because someone was trying to open our door. When I confronted the people, I was shown the details that they also had been given our room. In summary, I would certainly NOT recommend this hotel.

Stylish new rooms

from A TripAdvisor Member
Something different happening at this hotel. After staying many times in tired looking rooms, I was really pleasantly surprised when I was offered one of their new rooms for a small upgrade supplement. The corridors smelled of new carpets and I was told they just finished that floor. Entering the room was a very pleasant experience. The design is stylish, modern and refreshing, yet elegent with wide screen LCD wall TVs and full air-conditioning. The bathroom walls are are clad in full sheet glass or mirrors. Unusual but attractive! The shower was excellent with plenty of force. The sleep was excellent, comfortable bed and silent (surprising for such a busy city centre location). Overall hotel staff service satisfactory. Breakfast was OK but could be better. Otherwise, quite an impressive experience overall.

Friendly service

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here in June of this year. It is curently under-going a refit which it needs, but on the whole my stay here was very pleasant. The rooms are a bit small but they are clean and comfortable and once the refit is completed then i am sure they will be more than adequate. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful when i asked for local information. The resturant was clean and the food was great, there was always a wide variety of dishes on offer. It was a good` base for my trip to London and i will stay here again in the future.

To be avoided

from A TripAdvisor Member
Unpleasant, shabby guestrooms and bathrooms: this place needs a major rehaul. As some of the other reviewers mentioned, it's far from clear where this hotel gets its three star rating from. When I checked in after a long day on the UK railway system, I couldn't even get into my room as there was a lot of construction work going on in the corridor.

The bar/lounge is pleasant, but have a look at the bottles behind the bar and ignore the drinks list that's on the table: I found that roughly half of the drinks I was interested in, was unavailable. No Grolsch, no Glenmorangie, not a single drop of brandy. The Calvados that I chose after the third "no" was generous :-)

The good news is that it's very close to Euston Station and that there's a very good Nepalese restaurant within walking distance. The Indian place around the corner is average.

Do not stay at this hotel !!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was without doubt the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in my entire life! Disgusting. Filthy. Smelt awful. Stained pillows. The bathroom was like a fridge - the shower comprised of a lead from the tiny bathroom basin in the 'bathroom' - After complaining I was moved to another room - equally appauling - albeit slightly bigger but still smelled terrible - stale cigarette smoke & musty! The third room was again slightly bigger and didn't smell just as bad - the only reason I didn't go somewhere else was my dad had already paid for it & they wouldn't refund him. The Manager refused to speak with me - when I highlighted that the rooms/hotel advertised on web was nothing like it in reality I was told that they stated on website that the hotel was being refurbished & that the rooms advertised were 'premier' rooms - they did not state any other this - the rooms at the front as extremely noisy & the workmen arrive at 7.30am with their alarm call!! Awful awful awful - I only wish I had seen the other reviews on your website before we booked!

What a letdown

from anothermne1
We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel. We had to change rooms after the first night because we couldn't shut the window which had been opened by the cleaners during the day. This was after 2 phone calls to tell them of the problem. We also noticed that the toilet was leaking. The second room which was 2 floors directly below the first had the heating on all night making it impossible to sleep. I would not recommend this hotel.

Not too bad

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and expected worse after reading some of the reviews on this site. Our room was clean enough although we did face the street and the noise was bad.. traffice noise, the disco at the hotel opposite and the church bells to name a few meant an almost sleepless night. The bathroom did leave a lot to be desired, the towels where clean although a couple had holes in them but all in all the bathroom really could have done with a refit years ago. The room itself apart from a couple of stains on the carpet and a little paint flaking off the skirting boards was not too bad. Although for £150 a night I would have expected a LOT better. The breakfast was good and the service of the staff was also fine although all of the staff are foreign and this was a little difficult when attempting a conversation. The location is great for Kings Cross which is a 5 minute walk and great for buses and the tube. We would not be rushing back to visit again but it was not that bad that we had to complain about anything.

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  • Address: 12 Upper Woburn Place - London - England - WC1H 0HX - United Kingdom
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